Whimsical Spring Card for FF0054

What could be sweeter than a whimsical spring card suitable for so many occasions? It’s time to play at Festive Friday!
Whimsical spring card

This week we are celebrating the First Day of Spring.  At Festive Friday, your goal is to use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. I selected pastel colors, stitching, cute animals, and rain/umbrellas from the Inspo List in creating today’s card.  I hope you will join us in our challenge this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

whimsical spring card

Colors of the Day

whimsical spring card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

One of the products that is part of the Sale-A-Bration Second Release is the awesome So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper. I thought it would be perfect for creating today’s spring card.  I used the Purple Posy color, although it comes in Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam colors, too. I LOVE the fact that it adds instant texture without having to use an embossing folder. It’s a time saver, especially when time is a limited resource. Yep…those pesky puppies will be 4 weeks old on Monday and they are still taking up all my time.  I’ll add some pictures of the kids later in the post. They are definitely at that messy stage!

whimsical spring card

I paper pieced our little duck’s rain gear using Purple Posy gingham paper.  You might recognize her from the Fable Friends stamp set.  After doing some fussy cutting, I placed her on Whisper White and Purple Posy stitched panels which were die cut  using the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I highly recommend these dies.  They can be purchased separately or as part of the So Sentimental bundle. The So Sentimental stamp set is a versatile one which is on it’s way to becoming one of my “go-to” sets.  Clear epoxy droplets and rhinestones were added to the umbrella for a bit of bling!

whimsical spring card

To download a free tutorial for today’s whimsical spring card, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE. To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Design Team.

Celebrate Sale-A-Bration

During Sale-A- Bration, which runs through March 31st, you can earn FREE exclusive products (click here to see your choices) for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax).  There is also a $100 reward level, which gives you more flexibility and options for your free items. Just look for the special reward icons in the brochure.

Coordination Product Release

This is the perfect opportunity to purchase products that coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  However, they are only available for a limited time or while supplies last.

Watch this exciting video for more information!

product coordination

double z fold card
Do you have a BIG WISH LIST?  Consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration!

Membership Has Its Perks … Purchase the Starter Kit Today

Join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator by March 31, 2020, and receive a Mini Paper Cutter,  a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and your choice of stamp set.  (Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.)

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog).
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″ (19.3 x 13.7 x 3.2 cm)
  • DISCOUNT Time! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 20 – 25% discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.
  • There’s never an obligation to host parties, sell products, or purchase anything else after the kit. You will still enjoy all the benefits and discounts of being a demonstrator through at least April 30, 2020!
  • JOIN TODAY! Purchase the starter kit through me and instantly become a member of the Schach Pack Pals. You’ll have access to private Facebook groups, receive newsletters, and will be able to engage with a community of other stampers.
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March Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own cards? I would love to be your Demonstrator. Click Here to place an order in my online store.

When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $50, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program (Details HERE).

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Puppy Fun

Here are a few cute pictures of the babies to brighten your day!

Just a few lined up at the milk bar


The Great Escape!


Cinq, a little boy with a heart on his neck


The tenth puppy born – Tenn, a little girl


The seventh puppy born – the magnificent Sevin, a little boy

As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…



  1. Delphia McBrride

    Love the card. In love with the puppies! Great names for all of them.

  2. Really cute card and I love the paper piecing on the duck! Great idea! Can’t get enough of your puppy pictures!

  3. Oh Ann, your whimsical card is so precious…..love everything about it. You make such beautiful cards. Fabled Friends is such a darling set. Thank you so much for the tutorial. This is a definite “to make” card for me. The puppies are growing so quickly. Are they all ok?

  4. Oh my gosh your card is so CUTE!! But #10 is so much CUTER!!! Love that one A LOT but then ALL the Fur Babies are SO CUTE! How I miss having a Boxer in the house with me! Enjoy those precious babies!

  5. Ann Your card is lovely.
    The babies are so sweet.

  6. Karen in Florida

    I just ordered this stamp set…finally. Thanks for some great inspiration!
    More pictures of the puppies, please!!! I love their names and just want to snuggle them to pieces. What sweet little faces!!!

  7. Puppies are adorable but a handful I bet? the duckie card is precious. I love your choice of colors. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Your paper piercing is priceless! Super cute card and adorable pups.

  9. Chris from Pella

    Just ducky. I am not sure if it is a duck or goose. Since you colored it in yellow I will go with a duck. Love the pieced rain gear. So cute.

  10. Cards are pretty! Puppies are adorable!

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